Rated 6.3
Strongly recommend: 36%Neutral: 9%Don't recommend: 54%6.3
36% strongly recommend
5 reviews
Humanity
6
6
Humanity

Ratings of 1 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a number."

Ratings of 10 mean patients felt this doctor treated them as "a human."

Communication
8.2
8.2
Communication

Ratings of 1 mean poor communication.

Ratings of 10 mean excellent communication.

Frequency Seen
6.9
6.9
Frequency Seen

Ratings of 1 mean patients only saw this doctor once or twice during treatment.

Ratings of 10 mean patients saw this doctor at every appointment.

Responsiveness
6.2
OK
Responsiveness

Scale is "poor, ok, good, excellent" and measures how responsive a care team was when patients needed to speak to them.

Education

Medical School
UCLA
Residency
U. of Texas Southwestern
Fellowship
UCSF

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doctor, nurse available by directline
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not available by personal cell phone
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Anthony Dobson works at

Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Rated 7.5
Strongly recommend: 57%Neutral: 17%Don't recommend: 26%7.5

At 2 offices

Fremont
3200 Kearney Street
Fremont, CA 94538
800-597-2234
San Jose
2581 Samaritan Dr.
San Jose, CA 95124
(800) 597-2234
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2018 - 2020, Successful
NPS
10
NPS
10
Age 45 - 47
4 IUI
5 IVF
Unexplained
European
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
Dr. Dobson is excellent. He is caring, thorough, honest, straightforward, and experienced. He takes his time, explains everything, and answers all questions. Thanks to him, we have six frozen embryos using our own eggs and sperm waiting for transfer, nearly impossible given our age...His colleagues are equally outstanding...They work as a team...[Eset approach] He was open to both, and we chose to go with his recommendations each cycle
The clinic [at Palo Alto Medical Foundation] is excellent. There are three locations with an incredible team of doctors, nurses, and staff working together. Dr. Dobson was our doctor, but we did see all the other doctors as well. They are all excellent...Aside from our particular coordinator, everyone is fantastic. Our coordinator made some mistakes that we had to keep an eye on, but were always corrected
How was your experience with Anthony Dobson at Palo Alto Medical Foundation?
Dr. Dobson is excellent. He is caring, thorough, honest, straightforward, and experienced. He takes his time, explains everything, and answers all questions. Thanks to him, we have six frozen embryos using our own eggs and sperm waiting for transfer, nearly impossible given our age. His colleagues are equally outstanding: Dr. Abusief, Dr. Ezzati, Dr. Okeigwe and Dr. Kim. They work as a team.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Anthony Dobson at Palo Alto Medical Foundation?
He is truly one of the best. With each cycle, he fine-tuned our protocol resulting in more embryos with each retrieval, beating the odds at my age.
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Anthony Dobson at Palo Alto Medical Foundation?
Dr. Dobson and the whole team were outstanding. Everyone was caring, thorough, and honest.
Describe the protocols Anthony Dobson used in your cycles at Palo Alto Medical Foundation and their degree of success.
For all cycles, we did Estrace 6 mg priming. For IUIs, we used Clomid, Follistim, stims and progesterone after. For IVF, the first round included aggressive protocol with micro Lupron, Follistim, Menopur, Dexamethasone, Prednisone, and prog in ethyl oleate. For all other IVF rounds, Clomid, Follistim, Menopur, Ganirelix, Omnitrope, Dexamethasone, Prednisone, and progesterone in ethyl oleate. This change in protocol increased eggs retrieved and embryos with each round.
Describe your experience with your nurse at Palo Alto Medical Foundation.
Aside from our particular coordinator, everyone is fantastic. Our coordinator made some mistakes that we had to keep an eye on, but were always corrected.
Describe your experience with Palo Alto Medical Foundation.
The clinic is excellent. There are three locations with an incredible team of doctors, nurses, and staff working together. Dr. Dobson was our doctor, but we did see all the other doctors as well. They are all excellent. I wouldn't have wanted to go anywhere else, and there are a few well-known clinics in the area. I can't speak highly enough of Dr. Dobson and his colleagues.
Describe your experience with your monitoring appointments at Palo Alto Medical Foundation.
Appointments were fine.
Describe the costs associated with your care under Anthony Dobson at Palo Alto Medical Foundation.
Unfortunately our insurance didn't cover treatment. We used two ARC Fertility packages for six rounds of IVF. We were also provided with several specialty pharmacies, and two were incredible with lower prices and special discounts.
Describe Anthony Dobson's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Palo Alto Medical Foundation.
He was open to both, and we chose to go with his recommendations each cycle.
What specific things went wrong at Palo Alto Medical Foundation?
  • Failed to call in prescriptions to pharmacy
  • Provided conflicting information
Describe the specific things that went wrong at Palo Alto Medical Foundation.
Our particular coordinator made some mistakes prescriptions and protocols. We were able to get them all corrected with no further issues.
10
Doctor
Anthony Dobson
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
3 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
5 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Palo Alto Medical Foundation
San Jose
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
6 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5
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2015 - 2017, Successful
NPS
9
NPS
10
Age 29 - 31
1 IVF
Anovulation
PCOS
Recurrent Pregnancy Loss
European
Income $50K - $99K
Teacher
2nd of 2 Docs
6 IUI With Other Docs
Strongly Recommends
Strongly Recommends
Successful
When beta was confirmed, he [Dr. Anthony Dobson] started me on lovonox for 12 weeks. This resulted in my 5 month old daughter...I was on low dosages of each because of my PCOS and I could be easily over stimulated. I stimmed for two and a half weeks. I had 44 eggs, and did an ICSI split. 19 fertilized with ICSI and 1 the traditional way. I ended up with 9 day 5 blasts...He takes the time to talk about treatment, next steps, and what each step will entail. My first visit, he spent 2 hours talking through IVF and what I could expect. He took the time to answer my messages at 10:30 at night and was always willing to talk when I had questions.
They [Palo Alto Medical Foundation] were great. They always were able to find me an appointment, whether it was with my dr or not. They were flexible in scheduling me as early as possible because of my work. The secretaries were very responsive. They are a very busy practice, so it was sometimes hard to get squeezed in, but they did it!...She [the nurse] was amazing. She called me back after ever question, guided me through each of the transfers, and called me the minute my beta was availible.
How was your experience with Anthony Dobson at Palo Alto Medical Foundation?
He is kind and caring. He takes the time to talk about treatment, next steps, and what each step will entail. My first visit, he spent 2 hours talking through IVF and what I could expect. He took the time to answer my messages at 10:30 at night and was always willing to talk when I had questions.
What's one piece of advice would you give a prospective patient of Anthony Dobson at Palo Alto Medical Foundation?
Get on his list! He cares deeply about each of his patients. I would also recommend asking as many questions as you feel you need to understand the process. He’s willing to answer them
During treatment, were you treated like a number or a human with Anthony Dobson at Palo Alto Medical Foundation?
He took great interest in our case. When we had several miscarriages, he really took the time to find out why, and recommend a course of treatment that might fix the issue and it did. He was just as excited as me when the heartbeat appeared on my last ultrasound.
Describe the protocols Anthony Dobson used in your cycles at Palo Alto Medical Foundation and their degree of success.
For my retrieval, they used ganarelix, follistom, and menopure. I was on low dosages of each because of my PCOS and I could be easily over stimulated. I stimmed for two and a half weeks. I had 44 eggs, and did an ICSI split. 19 fertilized with ICSI and 1 the traditional way. I ended up with 9 day 5 blasts. We transfered one fresh on day 3. This did not result in a pregnancy. My first FET we did oral estrace 3 Times a day and then vaginal estrace after 10 days to increase lining. Also used Lupron for two weeks. PIO shots began 5 days before transfer. This resulted in a blighted ovum at 7 weeks. Since this protocol was successful in getting me pregnant, we used the same protocol with the addition to estrogen patches for lining support. This resulted in a miscarriage at 5 weeks. My final FET was similar with the addition of baby aspirin and 2 estrogen patches. When beta was confirmed, he started me on lovonox for 12 weeks. This resulted in my 5 month old daughter
Describe your experience with your nurse at Palo Alto Medical Foundation. (Assigned nurse: Kim Haas)
She was amazing. She called me back after ever question, guided me through each of the transfers, and called me the minute my beta was availible.
Describe your experience with Palo Alto Medical Foundation.
They were great. They always were able to find me an appointment, whether it was with my dr or not. They were flexible in scheduling me as early as possible because of my work. The secretaries were very responsive. They are a very busy practice, so it was sometimes hard to get squeezed in, but they did it!
Describe the costs associated with your care under Anthony Dobson at Palo Alto Medical Foundation.
Initial cost for retrieval, fresh transfer, and one FET was $14565. Cost of meds was $1500. For each FET after that, it was approx 4,500 and meds were $400-500.
Describe Anthony Dobson's approach to eSET (elective single embryo transfer) vs. multiple embryo transfer at Palo Alto Medical Foundation.
He suggested because I was 29/30 at the age of transfers, one embryo was our best shot because I had a high chance of multiples with more than one embryo
9
Doctor
Anthony Dobson
NPS
Humanity
5 of 5
Communication
5 of 5
Frequency Seen
5 of 5
Trustworthiness
5 of 5
Compassion
5 of 5
Explained risks
4 of 5
Adaptability
5 of 5
10
Clinic
Palo Alto Medical Foundation
Fremont
NPS
Operations
5 of 5
Scheduling
5 of 5
Billing Department
4 of 5
Nursing Staff
5 of 5
Clinic Atmosphere
5 of 5
Educational Resources
7 of 5